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blofgren

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Posted: 07/18/20 09:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lantley wrote:

Glad to hear you guys are enjoying your 6.0's.
This thread is only made possible by the poor performance and notorious reputation of the 6.0. The fact that it is a news worthy item that a 6.0 is working properly speaks volumes.
It is not news that a Cummins or Duramax of the same era are still getting the job done.


Exactly. I owned a 2003 model that never left me stranded but cost me a lot of $ in repairs and poor resale value. We also had many of them at my work; one E450 van cost $24k in repairs before we let it go at 65k miles, but they all cost a ton of $ with horribly high downtime and were all replaced early in their lives.

Yes, there are many of them on the road, but as one poster said, they likely cost a boat load of $ to get them there. This engine didn't cost Ford over $1B in warranty repairs because it was stellar.

OP, I'm happy to hear that you're 6.0L story has been much better than mine. [emoticon]


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bigburg wrote:

OP here I originally posted this in 2016 with 240,xxx miles on the truck.
It's 2020 and today on a trip to Ocean Shores I I hit 350,000 miles and still going strong.
In the last hundred thousand plus miles I have replaced one rear axel seal, IPR valve and one fuel injector. Everything else is still factory on the truck.
Right now I'm towing about 10,000 pounds with 2400 miles this summer alone.
Every time I think about a new truck I stop because this old girl is paid for and still doing the job well.


Not surprised about hitting 350k miles but I am surprised you only replaced 1 injector. My 05 6.0PSD was a great truck and I do miss that turbo sound. My current Super Duty almost has 200k miles and the engine hasn't been touched.

Keep on trucking and report back when you hit 450k miles.


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The ole saying was, when you get a good one they're really good.

My BIL's 6.0 was an absolute nightmare.

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path1 wrote:

That Vantage hill. One time I dropped to 5 mph going east bound from Royal City to Cle Elum. 40 mph headwind, my mirrors even folded in twice. Top speed was about 45. Crossing the Columbia river made you think on that bridge.

If you're from Seattle/Everett area, care to recommend some mechanics?


That’d be westbound but....
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Lantley wrote:

Glad to hear you guys are enjoying your 6.0's.
This thread is only made possible by the poor performance and notorious reputation of the 6.0. The fact that it is a news worthy item that a 6.0 is working properly speaks volumes.
It is not news that a Cummins or Duramax of the same era are still getting the job done.


^This.
While 350k is the top of the curve for any vehicle, it’s spectacular for a 6.0, presuming it’s never been opened up past injectors. (Rare if that’s the case.)

The OP must like casinos though being a gambler like that.
Or maybe ignorance is bliss. I’ve driven, repaired , managed, broken and fixed so many light trucks over the years, my spidey sense makes me far more skeptical about running super high miles on an old vehicle.

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Lantley wrote:

Glad to hear you guys are enjoying your 6.0's.
This thread is only made possible by the poor performance and notorious reputation of the 6.0. The fact that it is a news worthy item that a 6.0 is working properly speaks volumes.
It is not news that a Cummins or Duramax of the same era are still getting the job done.
I'm not under any illusion of what the 6.0 is hence the poor resell value. I can't afford to piss money off on a new truck when mine is still running. With weak resell I'll run it till it grenades. Do you derive some perverted pleasure running down other people?

I beleive the Duramax had its growing pains as well. Early ones had injector problems and another generation had overheating issues. Cummins had issues with a killer dowl pin and 5th gear in the manual transmission so they weren't exactly problem-free either.

* This post was edited 07/18/20 02:53pm by colliehauler *

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colliehauler wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Glad to hear you guys are enjoying your 6.0's.
This thread is only made possible by the poor performance and notorious reputation of the 6.0. The fact that it is a news worthy item that a 6.0 is working properly speaks volumes.
It is not news that a Cummins or Duramax of the same era are still getting the job done.
I'm not under any illusion of what the 6.0 is hence the poor resell value. I can't afford to piss money off on a new truck when mine is still running. With weak resell I'll run it till it grenades. Do you derive some perverted pleasure running down other people?

If you feel my post somehow ran you down, you are taking this forum way too seriously! If you're happy with your 6.0 PSD I am happy for you.


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Glad the OP has had good luck, hope it continues.

* This post was edited 07/18/20 03:45pm by colliehauler *

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Lantley wrote:

colliehauler wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Glad to hear you guys are enjoying your 6.0's.
This thread is only made possible by the poor performance and notorious reputation of the 6.0. The fact that it is a news worthy item that a 6.0 is working properly speaks volumes.
It is not news that a Cummins or Duramax of the same era are still getting the job done.
I'm not under any illusion of what the 6.0 is hence the poor resell value. I can't afford to piss money off on a new truck when mine is still running. With weak resell I'll run it till it grenades. Do you derive some perverted pleasure running down other people?

If you feel my post somehow ran you down, you are taking this forum way too seriously! If you're happy with your 6.0 PSD I am happy for you.
Owning a 6.0 is like owning a Lippert framed RV. Clint Eastwood said it best (Do you feel lucky punk). Now when you own a 6.0 and a Lippert framed RV the odds are against you. I'm greatful that neither has given me problems, so far.

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Glad you're 6.0 PSD is doing so well. They definitely sound sweet when running right. As for the other two offerings, I see very, very few 2005~ Cummins Rams or 2005~ GM Dmax trucks around here in Tampa. My cousin has a 2005 with Dmax and while it's a nice truck, it chews on his wallet quite often. After five HD Rams, I'm happy to be back in a Superduty, even with the 5.4L.


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